• Summary
  • Contents

Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 23. Red River (Kiowa) War (1874)
Chapter 23. Red River (Kiowa) war (1874)
At Issue

Following the murder of Brigadier General E.R.S. Canby during the Modoc War (Chapter 22), the U.S. Army pursued an increasingly aggressive policy designed to force Indians onto reservations; the Kiowas, Comanches, and factions of the Cheyenne tribe resisted violently.

The Conflict

Although President Ulysses S. Grant’s Peace Policy (see Chapter 21) officially remained in effect in the aftermath ...

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